Florida State lost to Clemson this weekend, but Seminole fans still had plenty of performances to look forward to on Sunday. A long list of former Florida State players had great games in the National Football League, including one running back who continues to make a name for himself in an already talented backfield.
Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of November 2nd through the 8th for his role in a 33-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Williams had nine carries go for 110 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, good enough for a 12.2 yards-per-carry average (the highest of either team). His first score was an 11-yard rush late in the second quarter that put the Bills up 19-7 heading into halftime. The second touchdown was an electrifying 38-yard run in the fourth quarter that all but ensured a Buffalo victory, since it gave the Bills a 3-score lead.
Williams is now just the fourth player in NFL history to have a touchdown in each of his first five career games. Keep in mind that Williams has done this even after missing three games to a concussion. The fifth round draft pick has solidified his role in the Bills’ offense as the backup running back behind LeSean McCoy.
Jameis Winston, QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
Despite a 32-18 final score, Winston had a solid outing against the New York Giants, going 19-for-36 passing for 249 yards and a rushing touchdown. One wonders what his stat line would have been if receiver Mike Evans was able to haul in the numerous passes that he dropped.
Ronald Darby, CB Buffalo Bills (NFL)
Darby continued to impress on Sunday with a team high 10 tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass defended. If he can keep going at his current pace, he will have a strong case for Rookie of the Year.
Telvin Smith, LB Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)
Jacksonville Jaguars’ linebacker Telvin Smith shined once again this season, totaling seven tackles, two for a loss, two passes defended, and a forced fumble in Sunday’s 28-23 loss to the New York Jets. Smith leads the team in tackles on the season with 75.